Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Fayette Senior Services offers new program

Fayette Senior Services, a nonprofit organization, has been serving the county for over 25 years. During those years the level and scope of services offered has grown and changed as the county has grown and changed.

The services offered by the agency are often dictated by funding restrictions. Funding sources include the Older Americans Act, other state and federal funding sources, the Fayette County government, donations and contributions.

The recent census adjustment resulted in some additional funding for the agency. With that new money FSS is now able to offer a much-needed new service to seniors and their families in Fayette County.

FSS recently entered into a contract with Sarah’s Adult Day Services, Inc., to provide daycare for Fayette seniors in need. Sarah’s is a daytime program designed to help families take care of their loved ones as an alternative to nursing home placement. The center offers programs for those with physical impairments, dementia to include Alzheimer’s, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, special diets, incontinency problems, isolation and loneliness, and developmental disabilities.

There are customized activity programs to include the Men’s Club, therapeutic services, intergenerational programming, beauty and barbershops, bathing services and physical activities.

Registered nurses and/or family nurse practitioners, licensed social workers, registered activity coordinators, state tested nurse aids and licensed dieticians staff the center.

Transportation is available on a sliding scale for those families who are unable to transport their loved ones to the center.

Call 770-461-0813 for information or visit

— Janet McGregor


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